Obituary for Roger Deutmeyer
Roger E. Deutmeyer, 83, of Dyersville, Iowa died Saturday, February 9, 2013, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City due to heart complications.
Friends may call from 2 – 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, at the Kramer Funeral Home in Dyersville.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 a.m. Feb. 14, 2013, at St. Francis Xavier Basilica in Dyersville with burial in the church cemetery. Rev. Dennis Quint will officiate. Military honors will be accorded by American Legion Post 137.
Roger was born February 18, 1929, in Petersburg, Iowa the son of Gregor and Josephine “Olive” (Lueck) Deutmeyer. He married Germaine Prier on Nov. 18, 1953, at Holy Cross, Iowa. Roger was a dealership implement mechanic, traveling much of Eastern Iowa to perform on-farm service. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.
He is survived by his wife, Germaine; 9 children: Marian (Bill) Tauke of Earlville; Alice (Paul) Greenwood of Epworth, Joan (LaVern) Honkomp, Joyce (Mark) Wessels, Jan (Terry) Goedken and Cathy Ann Deutmeyer, all of Dyersville, Paul (Jean) Deutmeyer of Worthington, Charlie (Carrie) Deutmeyer of New Vienna, and Steve (Cheri) Deutmeyer of Eldora.
18 grandchildren: Jenny (Jason) Domeyer, Tammy (Mike) O’Brien, Melissa (Tim) Noyce, Matthew Greenwood, Rob (Amber) Honkomp, Jeremy Honkomp (Kayla Ludwig), Brittany Honkomp, Amy (Brian) Brunsman, Brian (Dawn) Deutmeyer, Casey (Tony) Reinert, Niki (Adam) Lahr, Carisa Wessels (Marty Mensen), Brett Wessels (Teri Deutmeyer), Corey (Margo) Goedken, Emily Goedken (Robbie Phillips), Jared (Caitlyn) Deutmeyer, Nicole Deutmeyer (Joe Ament), and Boe Deutmeyer.
12 great-grandchildren: Parker, Autumn, and Blake Domeyer, Brayden and Kaelyn O’Brien, Clara Noyce, Gabby and Luke Brunsman, Hannah Reinert, Mackenzie Deutmeyer, Liam Goedken and Preston Deutmeyer.
Siblings: Tom (Liz) Deutmeyer of Petersburg, and Ruth Sellner of Manchester; brothers-and-sisters-in-law: Eugene Prier of New Vienna, Marvin (Eunice) Prier of Manchester, Gerry (Marilyn) Prier, Edward (Eileen) Prier Jr., Charlie (Janet) Prier, all of Dyersville; Willie (Bonnie) Prier of Dubuque, Kay (Ambrose) Eilers of Monticello, and Loras (Mary Ellen) Prier of Cedar Falls.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a grandson, Joey Greenwood; 2 brothers, David and James Deutmeyer; parents in-law, Edward and Lucille (Lansing) Prier; sisters-in-law, Wilma Prier and Lucille Prier; and brother-in-law, Joe Sellner.